About Us

The Lynden Downtown Business Association (LDBA) was established in 1980 for the promotion and mutual collaboration of businesses in downtown Lynden, Washington. The original board members included:

  • Peter H. Blankers – Snapper Schuler Real Estate
  • Eugene Bode – DeWaard and Bode
  • Jean Erickson
  • Herman Hendricks – Noteboom Hendricks Insurance
  • J.L. (Jerry) Faber – S&H Auto Parts4
  • Mary Ann Sorenson – Hallmark Store
  • John Stap – Lynden Book Shop
  • Albert Van Dalfsen – New Crescent Clothing
  • Everett Zuidmeer – Zuidmeer Jewelry

In 2019, the LDBA was reorganized as a nonprofit organization–now the Downtown Lynden Business Association, with the same mission to promote businesses in downtown Lynden and work for the mutual promotion of member businesses. The current board members include:

  • President: Ken Stap – KATZ! Coffee & Used Books
  • Vice President: Chuck Robinson – Chuck Robinson Associates
  • Secretary: Tammy Yoder -Lynden Chamber of Commerce
  • Treasurer: Mary Compton – Peoples Bank
  • Linda Van Diest – The Mill Bistro
  • Deb McClure – The Inn at Lynden
  • Teri Treat – The Inn at Lynden
  • Jerry Blankers – Muljat Group North 
  • Vin Quenneville – Jansen Art Center
  • BJ Westra – Elements Hospitality